Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Baubles & Beads & Books....Oh My!

We are excited to announce the launch of our new shop:
We have opened this new venture at Ruby Plaza, Ruby Lane's new sister site. Ruby Plaza allows all sorts of things to be sold that are not allowed on Ruby Lane, and the fees are structured differently. I am just SUPER excited about all this because I am finally able to sell little tiny trinkets and treasures that aren't terribly expensive that wouldn't have been able to be sold in my Ruby Lane shop for one reason or another.
At Ruby Plaza, I can sell loose beads, vintage buttons, clasps, lots of broken jewelry for crafters and jewelry artisans, lovely pieces of trim...and of course, vintage jewelry! We are also listing lots of books and plan to start putting up listings for ephemera as well. I have a treasure trove of old prints and a fabulous stash of 1920's and 1930's sheet music. The cover art work is phenomenal! Anyway, I have been a busy little bee and have listed so many items...some as low as $5! I plan to keep on listing as I truly want to establish a site where crafters can find vintage treasures for their work. I love buying these little tiny things and truly didn't have an outlet until now. AND, we all ready have 2 purchase orders! What's really exciting about that is that Ruby Plaza is still in "Beta" mode and hasn't even been advertised by Ruby Lane yet except to its existing shop owners. I can't wait to see what happens when they do the official advertising and grand opening! I also signed up early and was awarded with "Flagship" status...so go me! Please come visit our new shop and let me know what you think! Our original store, "Lady and Librarian Vintage Jewelry" will remain open on Ruby Lane. It will be geared towards high-end designer jewelry, exceptionally nice unsigned pieces and genuine jewelry. Hope everyone is well!


Mitzi Curi said...

Laura, congratulations on opening a new shop! I visited and saw many things I would love to own, and your descriptions are intriguing and well done, which is so important when selling online, wouldn't you agree? I'm so glad I visited tonight. Your blog is always a pleasure!

Anonymous said...

Go Laura! Congratulations!! Your new store looks great!!I love the selection and the photos!! I love the name too!! I have always loved the rhythm of the line "Lions and Tigers and Bears, oh my!" and have found myself using that line often over the years, but with a variety of different words.
Baubles & Beads & Books goes PERFECTLY together. I'm such a fan of alliteration, so your name really jumps out at me!
I love the name Ruby Plaza too. Looking forward to Ruby Plaza growing in popularity! You did the right thing by joining early on. And you're already making sales!
Wishing you all the best!

Mary @ Retropolis

Stacey said...

Love the new shop - Just visited and saw you already have tons of new purchase orders- Way to go! I look forward to finding some vintage goodies through your new venue:)